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Donald McGill Archive & Museum

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Donald McGill Archive & Museum

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Royal Victoria Arcade Union Street, Ryde PO33 2DU England
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Paul B wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom289 contributions116 helpful votes
This is a lovely little museum based in the basement of an interesting arcade. There is the history of Ryde and the ice room as well as the Donald McGill museum which is quite fun. It is run by volunteers all of whom were quite friendly, despite at one stage listening to an argument in another room about somebody who kept on moving exhibits about! Well worth an hour and the £4 entry!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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James F wrote a review Aug 2019
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Arrived at the entrance to see a stair lift son went down and a lovely gentleman came up and helped my wife down. This was beyond any help I have ever received. The staff all volunteers we really friendly and knowledgeable. The post cards were amazing but all the local memorabilia was great to see so much well worth a visit
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mr F wrote a review Aug 2019
Canterbury, United Kingdom95 contributions24 helpful votes
This is a small museum ran by enthusiastic locals. The Donald McGill post cards were fun and a step back into the British tongue in cheek humour. The other exhibitions on the local area were very interesting. The ice well was worth a visit. No concessions for disabled which is a shame as a lot of the cards are on the ceiling and low down which would be missed if you are disabled.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Jul 2019
Derby, United Kingdom38 contributions19 helpful votes
This museum is not just about postcards,there is a history of ryde.For example they have a history of the hovercraft with old photographs many of the ones running from Ryde to Portsmouth.You can still have a hovercraft trip from Ryde to Portsmouth.I did not go on the trip but I have used the ones from Dover to Calais when they were in service and I can recommend the experience.The postcard and museum are below ground in what appears to be cellars,a must see is the ice well.You May have heard or seen ice houses in stately homes,the ice well is entirely different,it’s a deep hole that stored ice blocks before the invention of freezers.The museum is worth a visit just to see the ice well.The volunteer guide is very informative and takes time to inform you of history of the exhibits.We were a family group of five one being a 16 yrs old,we spent one and a half hours down there but time permitting we would have spent longer.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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david p wrote a review Jun 2019
portland uk288 contributions136 helpful votes
We visited this museum whilst on the Island for a few days. We picked up a flyer in the hotel we were staying at and it looked v interesting. The Post Code on the flyer took us to the rear of the arcade were the museum is located - underground. There is a chair life in situ to assist patrons who would find the stairs difficult. Entrance fees are v reasonable but no reduction for seniors. To view the exhibit in full several hours would be needed. The only downside is the actual location of the museum - underground which is damp and musty. This exhibition should be located in a more prominent position so that many more can visit and appreciate the quality and humour of the artist. Well worth a visit
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Date of experience: June 2019
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